Team GBR squad for Rotterdam announced

8th Jun 2015

Di Lampard, the World Class Showjumping Performance Manager has announced her squad of five that will be travelling to Rotterdam, The Netherlands for the fifth leg of this year’s Europe Division One CSIO 5* Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup competition. This Nations Cup will be the second of the series in which Great Britain will be competing for qualifying points.

The CSIO5* competition at Rotterdam will commence on Thursday 18th June with the Nations Cup scheduled to take place on Friday 19th June at 16.00 hours local time. The Grand Prix will then take place on the final day of competition, Sunday 21st June, at 14.30 hours local time.

The squad selected is as follows:

Joe Clee, who is based in Belgium, with the 11 year-old bay stallion Utamaro d’Ecaussines which is owned by Ludwig Criel

Ben Maher MBE from Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire with the 10 year-old British Bred chestnut mare Diva II owned by Tatiana Korsakova

Jessica Mendoza, a UK Sport National Lottery funded World Class Development Programme rider from Chippenham, Wiltshire with the 14 year-old British bred brown mare Spirit T owned by Sarah Mendoza

Michael Whitaker from Nottinghamshire and the 10 year-old grey stallion Cassionato owned by Beverley Widdowson

Guy Williams based in Seine Maritime, France with his own and Charlotte Baines’ 15 year-old chestnut gelding Titus II

Further information on the show and for results once the show is underway can be found by visiting www.chio.nl. Full information in respect of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup series can be found by visiting www.fei.org

FEI TV will be showing live footage from the event. To access this please visit www.feitv.org. The programme will also be shown at a later date on Horse & Country TV. Please visit www.britishshowjumping.co.uk and click on ‘What’s on TV’ for broadcast times.

The British Showjumping Teams are supported by the UK Sport National Lottery funded World Class Programme.